Lesbian & Gay Psychotherapy Association



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Latest News & Classifieds (July 2015 newsletter in PDF format) (allow up to 1 -2 minutes to download large file)

  1. Executive Director's Report: 2015 July (page 2)
  2. Photos and Graphics from the Internet concerning Marriage Equality (page 3)
  3. Past Events: CSW Parade (page 8); PrEP/PEP Educational Workshop (page 9); Movie Night Socials (pages 10-11)
  4. Welcome New Board Member--Nicole Gershenson (page 12)
  5. Membership Renewal Options (page 12)
  6. Educational Workshops (page 17)
    • Lesbian Love Addiction, by Lauren Costine (page 17) (will be rescheduled)
  7. 20th Anniversary LGBTQI Psychotherapy Conference (pages 18-23)
    • Press Release (page 18)
    • Call for Papers -- Concept Application (page 19)
    • Sponsorship Form (page 21)
    • Advertiser Form (page 23)
  8. Articles (page 24)
    • Truth Wins Out Celebrates Historic Legal Victory Over Conversion Therapy Group (page 24)
  9. Social Events including Outfest (pages 28, 29)
    • Outfest Community Supporter (page 28)
    • August 9 Annual Pool Party with SCLMA and LGLA (page 29)
  10. Classified Ads (page 34-35)


Calendar 2015

March 19

Good crowd!

LGLA Gala to which LAGPA is invited
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April 19

Being Rescheduled for July. Watch for announcements.

Educational Workshop – “Lesbian Love Addiction
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May 2

Nice, friendly bunch!

Lesbian Themed Movie Night Social
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May 23

Crowd took up every chair. Watched the Brazilian gay film - The Way He Looks

Gay Male Themed Movie Night Social
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June 7

Almost 30 people turned out for this very educational and important workshop. We may hold it again next year.

Educational Workshop – “PrEP & PEP
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June 14

Lot’s of fun with convertible down the parade route. See you next year!

Participate in CSW parade

June 28

Being rescheduled. Watch for announcements!

Spring Fling sponsored by Rob Weiss. This is a women affirming event.

July 12

Thanks to everyone who showed up for this fun event in support of Outfest.

Outfest – Community Supporter –In the Grayscale. July 12, 2PM, Directors Guild of America. Call for discount tickets. Mention LAGPA. SYNOPSIS: this sexy, bi romantic drama takes a compelling look at life and love in the middle of the Kinsey scale as well as announces the exciting arrival of first time filmmaker Claudio Marcone.
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Aug. 9

Another smashing success with almost 170 people attending for the fun, food, and networking opportunities.

Annual Summer Pool Part with SCLMA and LGLA from 12 Noon to 4 PM. Don't miss a fun get-together with wonderful Eats and Drinks. Last year, close to 170 members attended.
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Oct. 24
LACPA Conference where we host a booth.
Nov. 15
20th Annual LGBTQI Psychotherapy Conference
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Annual Winter Social. Watch for details


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20th Annual LGBTQI Psychotherapy Conference

Date: November 15, 2015
Antioch University
Los Angeles, CA

Lauren D. CostineThe Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy Association of Southern California, Inc. (LAGPA) announces its Twentieth Annual LGBTQI Psychotherapy Conference. The conference is a one-day event co-hosted and co-sponsored by Antioch University Los Angeles (AULA) and the Masters in Psychology/Clinical Psychology LGBT Specialization. The conference is being held Sunday November 15, 2015 in Culver City, CA at AULA and presents academic research and expertise on LGBTQI issues and concerns to professionals working with these clients in their psychotherapy practices. The conference is designed to meet the educational needs of psychiatrists, psychologists, LCSW, LMFT, MSW, CAADAC Certified and Registered addiction professionals, interns, and students of psychology, and earns continuing education credits from APA, BBS, and CAADAC. Approximately 100 working professionals are expected to attend.

For our twentieth anniversary conference, we wanted a truly special speaker. Lauren D. Costine, Ph.D., is not only a graduate of AULA and past board member of LAGPA, but her soon-to-be released book—Lesbian Love Addiction: Understanding the Urge to Merge and How to Heal When Things Go Wrong—establishes her as a leading expert in the field. Besides being one of the founding members of The LGBT Specialization in Clinical Psychology at AULA in 2006, she is currently the Chief Clinician of BLVD Treatment Centers - an intensive outpatient treatment center based in Hollywood, CA - where she founded their LGBTQ-Affirmative Track – one of the first of its kind on the West Coast. Dr. Costine is a recognized expert in LGBT-Affirmative Psychotherapy and pioneer in Lesbian-Affirmative Therapy.


LAGPA is accepting proposals for our Annual LGBTQI Psychotherapy Conference. The topics should focus on LGBT clients and the knowledge needed by therapists to better serve this population.


Watch for announcements.


Approximately 100 professionals attend our conference. What better way to reach this targeted audience than to sponsor or advertise? Attached are the appropriate forms. We can still accommodate booths. Please see the attached Sponsorship Form.

Want more information? Contact Chuck Stewart

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